Question about 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle
Hi. I would take this acr into a vw agent. There are some software updates that could cure this. A long term current draw test would need to be done to then see which circuit is causing the current draw.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Having the fan run on for a bit after the engine has stopped is not abnormal in itself, but 20 minutes sounds excessive.
If the fan does eventually shut off, I'd consider changing the thermoswitch (this is a sensor screwed into the radiator somewhere near the bottom, with a pair of wires connected to it - to change it, you'll need to drain the cooling system).
If the fan stays on continuously until the battery is completely flat, see what happens when you unplug the wires from the thermoswitch. If this stops the fan, you need to replace the thermoswitch. If it doesn't, then you need to examine the wiring associated with the switch and the fan, looking for damaged insulation.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
SOURCE: battery drain
650 milliamp is too much. The Beetles had problems with the microswitches in the door latches that tell the convienience module if the doors are opened or closed. If it doesn't see the right signal the computer wont go into sleep mode an it will stay powered up draining the battery. VW techs can check the output of these switches to see if they are working right with their scan tools.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
I would venture to guess that, based on past experience, that the problem is more likely to be the thermo-switch in the radiator. Find what looks like a large plug in the lower part of the radiator it will have two electrical jacks. If you test this with a meter and there is continuity when cold, there lies the problem. If not then i would suspect a fused relay (pricier to buy). You would find it located just above the fuses... Hope this helps...;-)
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
SOURCE: battery drain
My wife's 2001 Jetta TDI had the same problem. First we changed the battery. (It was just about due anyway) No change. We then traced the power drain to the in-trunk mounted CD changer. This was an aftermarket CD changer but we went to the same source that the VW dealership uses. Of course one blames the other. The CD changer was even replaced with no change. If we are not using the car for long trips we unplug the CD changer and no more dead battery! Neither the VW dealer nor the AV installer could give us a good working solution to this problem.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
Try to check the battery maybe your battery is over use or you need to replace the battery or check your alternator and check the fuse of the car.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
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